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Simon Cozens
November 8, 2000 06:01
Re: PerlIO - what next ?
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On Wed, Nov 08, 2000 at 01:50:06PM +0000, Nick Ing-Simmons wrote:
> Do you want getc($fh) return character or a byte depending on the handle's 
> top "layer" ?

I vote yes.

> Likewise does $count = read($fh,$buffer,10); read 10 chars or 10 bytes
> depending on mode ? 

Again, I think so.

> How do you want I open a file which is utf8 or shift-jis or whatever?
> What should "binmode" mean now we have layers?
perldoc open?

"On a normal ascii line, the only safe condition to detect is a 'BREAK'
- everything else having been assigned functions by Gnu EMACS."
(By Tarl Neustaedter)

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